After yesterday’s break, we enter into the final week of racing and today will be a transition phase between Stage 15’s flatter route and the challenge of the Alps that lies ahead. Heading from Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux to Gap, the peleton will power their way to the peak of the Col de Manse. Located 11km before the finish, this will be a fantastic opportunity for a rider to push their way to glory
After enduring the Tour de France so far, riders are really pushing their bodies and kit during this final week- perhaps this is why the descent into Gap has previously seen some dramatic falls and near-misses. Let’s hope that this year goes without a hitch!